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Black magic performed at hospital to cure Odisha woman of snakebite

Angul: In yet another incident of regressive practices still being followed, family members of a woman, who was bitten by a snake, performed black magic on her without seeking medical help. The incident took place at the Community Health Centre in Chhendipada of Angul district where a patient Jhuna Bhutia from Mamuria village was admitted. […]

Elderly man murdered by son & grandson for refusing their demand for money

Angul: An 85-year-old man was allegedly murdered by his son and grandson after he refused to give them money in Santhapada village under Talcher police limits in Angul on Sunday. According to sources, the victim Goura Naik had turned down the demand of his 50-year-old son Gangadhar Naik and grandson 19-year-old  Devbrat Naik when they […]

Sorcerer attempts to resurrect dead woman in Angul

Angul: Despite lot of awareness, villagers in several parts of Odisha continue fall prey to superstitions and other blind beliefs. In one such incident, a family hired a sorcerer to revive a dead woman in Angul. According to reports, a woman identified as Rinki Barik was bitten by a venomous snake on Saturday. Though the […]

IIC held for taking bribe in Angul

Angul: Vigilance sleuths on Monday arrested Mahosmita Panda, Inspector In-charge (IIC) of NTPC police station at Kaniha of Angul district on charges of demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 10,000. Acting on a complaint filed by one Suvendu Kumar Dash of Telisingha under Kaniha police limits, the officials laid a trap and caught Panda red-handed […]

Doctor thrashed by traffic constables for not wearing helmet

Angul:  A doctor was allegedly thrashed by a group of traffic constables today at Thana chhak area of Angul town for not wearing a helmet. As per reports, the doctor Kamalkant Jena, an ENT specialist at the district headquarters hospital was stopped by the constables during a helmet checking drive early this morning. Jena in […]

Locals nab chain snatcher, thrash him

Angul: Locals at Balaramprasad village under Nalco block of the district today nabbed a chain-snatcher while he was trying to escape after snatching a chain from a woman. Eyewitnesses said, the accused, who was on his bike approached the woman pedestrian walking down the street and snatched away the gold chain she was wearing. As […]

BJP observes 24-hour bandh in Khamar

Angul: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is observing a 24-hour bandh in Pallahara block of Khamar in Angul on a 2-point charter of demands. Movement of vehicular traffic was adversely affected as party activists staged a road blockade on NH-149. BJP has called for the bandh to press for immediate appointment of doctors at Khamar hospital […]

BJP Mahila Morcha members wave black flags at minister Sushant Singh

Angul: Members of the BJP Mahila Morcha waved black flags at Labour and Energy Minister Sushant Singh during his visit to Angul today in protest of rising unemployment. The protestors with black flags ran towards the incoming vehicle of the minister, who on his way to attend a seminar at NALCO’s factory and boiler department, […]

Woman in labour pain carried on cot for 1.5 km to ambulance

Angul: A woman in labour pain had to be carried almost 1.5 km on a cot to an ambulance which failed to reach her house at Barakuda village of Pallahara block in Angul due to bad roads. The villagers even had to cross a drain with water level running at a dangerous level, said sources. […]

4 injured in wall collapse incident in Angul

Angul: A woman and her three children sustained critical injuries after the wall of their house collapsed on them following heavy rain at Banjamunda under Munduribeda pachayat in Pallahara block of Angul district late on Saturday night. The injured identified as Sukumari Pingua and her three sons Aadesh (7), Krishna (3) and Manoj (18 months). […]

Man arrested for killing 13-day-old daughter

Angul: Police have arrested a man today for allegedly killing his 13-day-old daughter by throwing her in a well in Chhanchunia village of Angul district. The matter came to light on July 6 when the infant had suddenly gone missing. Initially, a fake story of the baby being taken away by dogs was spread across […]

Odisha receives 28% less rainfall

Bhubaneswar: The State has experienced 28% less rainfall than normal between June 1 and July 5, informed Deputy Special Relief Commissioner, Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra today. Moreover, Bolangir, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Angul districts have witnessed 50% less rain during the period. “In the month of June, the average rainfall in State was recorded at 161.1 mm […]

Elderly woman hit by bullet during firing practice

Angul: An elderly woman was injured after being accidentally hit by a bullet during a firing practice session by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel at the Saradhapur police training center (PTC) ground in Angul district on Wednesday. As per reports, the injured identified as Badani Mishra (79) of Saradhapur village was seated in front […]

Odisha teacher canes students for hanging out

Talcher: A teacher of the Govt ITI College in Talcher allegedly chased students and caned them on college premises today for hanging out and chatting together. Students have lodged a complaint at the Talcher Police Station against the concerned teacher. As per the complaint, while a group of students were discussing their demands for an […]

Reality bites: People of Aredas village still in dark age!

Basic amenities such as electricity, drinking water facility and road connection continues to be a distant dream for at least 100 tribal families

Driver's mysterious death sparks tension in Angul

Angul: Tension prevailed in Angul after body of a driver was recovered from an oil tanker cabin under Jarapada police limits in the wee hours on Saturday. The body of the deceased, identified as Gyanendra Dehury, was found inside the cabin of the oil tanker that was parked in front of a roadside dhaba in […]

In a first, Royal Bengal tiger being relocated to Satkosia from MP

Bhubaneswar: A Royal Bengal tiger from the Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh is on its way to the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha’s Angul district in a special vehicle. It is for the first time that a wild cat is being relocated to a different state in the country. The relocation is a part […]

New tigers for Satkosia only after weather improves

Bhubaneswar: The Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul will receive six tigers from Madhya Pradesh once there is an improvement in the weather conditions, Chief Wildlife Warden, Sandeep Tripathy informed today. Speaking to media, Tripathy said six tigers aged below 3 years have already been identified at the Kanha National Tiger Reserve in the neighbouring State. […]

Odisha will be steel hub of India: Union Minister of Steel

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Steel Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh on Saturday said that the innovative coal gasification process created by Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) which is first of its kind initiative in the world that will help Odisha in becoming a steel hub in the days to come. Singh dedicated four core steel […]

Rape Shame continues! 12-year-old girl raped in Angul, accused held

Angul: In yet another incident of sexual assault against minor girls, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man at Khantapasi village under Pallahara block in Angul district Thursday. The accused, identified as Guru Badra of nearby Barihamunda village, has been arrested by police. The incident came to the fore after the survivor along […]

Traders observe 12-hour bandh in Athmallik

Angul: Demanding immediate arrest of the accused who robbed a businessman in Athmallik area of Angul yesterday, Traders’ Association members observed a 12-hour bandh in the town today. While shops and other business establishments have remained closed, vehicles have stayed off roads due to the protest. Normal life in the locality and its nearby areas […]

Three persons killed by sons in separate incidents in Odisha

Angul/Deogarh: In a set of two separate bizarre incidents, three persons including a couple were killed by their sons in separate incidents in the State last night. In Angul, a man and wife were beaten to death by his son Dukhishyam Baghar in Barapadar village under Kishorenagar police limits in Angul district. Police have detained […]

Miscreants loot Rs 10 lakh from cement dealer at gun point

Angul: Four unidentified miscreants allegedly looted Rs 10 lakh from a cement dealer at gun point near Gangaram Chhak in Athamallik town of Angul district in wee hours on Thursday. The incident occurred when cement dealer Mahesh Agarwal had just opened his shop at around 4.30 am today. The four miscreants entered Agarwal’s shop on […]

Child Theft Rumours: Man beaten up by locals in Angul

Angul: Even though the Odisha police has issued an advisory on child-theft suspicion asking people not to take law into their hands, an unidentified man was mercilessly beaten by locals at Lingaraj Munda Basti under Kaliari police station in Angul district suspecting him to be a child lifter on Sunday. According to reports, while the […]

Caught stealing red-handed, thief thrashed in Angul

Angul: A thief was mercilessly beaten up after locals caught him red-handed while stealing at Dhipasahi-Tasara area under Jarapada police limits in Angul district on Saturday night. As per reports, the accused had managed to barge into the Dhipasahi-Tasara Primary School at around 10 pm yesterday. Locals caught the thief while he was trying to […]